The exceptional diameter of the Conté à Paris pastel pencil (5 mm) lead gives genuine freedom of creation and has an unrivalled feel. The pastel is a perfect pencil companion to soft pastel because it’s lead is slightly harder with less pigment. It is preferable to Conté soft pastels and crayons when detail is required for small and medium-sized formats.
In contrast with soft pastel, pastel pencil should not be added in successive layers of colours, but used as pure colours laid out in patchwork fashion side by side (so as not to dull the shades). The pastel pencils have very fine, smooth leads; and the presence of abrasives provides excellent toning and stumping qualities on a variety of papers. These pencils can provide the perfect solution to creating more linear and finer, more detailed work.
It is recommended that the barrel alone should be sharpened with a razor blade or knife and the lead shaped with a scraper or sandpaper. Pencils come pre-sharpened.
- Length: 176.5mm
- Diameter: 8.5mm
- Lead diameter: 5mm.
The 48 set is available in a sturdy cardboard container.
Conté à Paris has been manufacturing some of the finest artists’ materials available for more than 200 years. Many artists and grandmasters have used Conté à Paris products because of the selection of pigments, lightfastness, and the exceptional brightness and purity of the colours.